Motorola filed for a trademark on the name “Moto Maxx” today with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Motorola’s only used the word “Maxx” for the Droid Maxx, for example. Anyone that’s used the Droid Maxx is aware of its beastly battery life. According to Droid Maxx owners, the battery life can go as high as 48 hours on a single charge – no battery power saving modes required. If the Moto Maxx is a name of a device that’s headed to market, then the Moto X series is about to be taken by storm with a new device that boasts incredible battery life.
Besides the patent, we know very little else about the device. It’s interesting that Motorola’s looking to release a device with a wider display than the 5.2-inch Moto X+1 that’s headed to market within the next few months, so we could be looking at a device that’s 5.5 inches or higher.
The Fall’s starting to show an interesting smartphone lineup, with Motorola being the second company considering a phablet-sized smartphone to release to consumers. We already know that Samsung will release its 5.7-inch display Note 4 device in early September, but it seems that, if Motorola’s working with Google on a Nexus 6, Moto’s still got a few phablet tactics of its own in the pipeline.
We’ll continue to cover the story behind the Moto Maxx, from the first photos until it’s announced.